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Paul Babeu Wins GOP Race to Advance in Reelection as Pinal County Sheriff

BabeuPinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, who quit his run for Congress and said he would seek reelection as sheriff last May after a scandal in which he was forced out of the closet after threatening a former boyfriend with deportation, won his Republican primary, the AP reports:

Babeu easily bested three GOP challengers Tuesday to advance to November's general election. The victory comes months after he was forced to acknowledge he is gay after stories emerged of a falling out with a former lover and shirtless photos of him on a gay dating website emerged.

Babeu pulled out of the race for a congressional seat after the news broke and said he wanted to keep his current post instead. He will face Democrat Kevin Taylor in the general election. Taylor beat Kevin Millsaps for his party's nomination.

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  1. Perhaps he now has a new found respect for the law.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 29, 2012 11:56:26 AM


  2. i love how gay republicans never actually *come out*, they get FOUND OUT.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Aug 29, 2012 12:01:44 PM


  3. OK, wait...this is in Arizona and he's a gay republican and he's winning?

    My brain just tried to fold in half.

    Posted by: johnny | Aug 29, 2012 12:20:08 PM


  4. Go figure.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 29, 2012 12:34:47 PM


  5. Im sure the GOP will support him just as much as they have supported all gays in the US.

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 29, 2012 1:03:14 PM


  6. A successful openly gay republican in Arizona, this might be what ends the world in four months time.

    Posted by: Blake | Aug 29, 2012 1:57:04 PM


  7. I know it's wrong, but I find him so attractive...

    sigh

    Posted by: BobN | Aug 29, 2012 2:11:47 PM


  8. @LITTLEKIWI: Touche!

    I hope Kevin Taylor wipes the floor with him.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 29, 2012 4:26:09 PM


  9. As long as you are white and are a man, they'll give you a chance there.

    Posted by: bendskier | Aug 29, 2012 10:59:39 PM


  10. Good!
    illegal immigration is ILLEGAL and will always be illegal. I support him and gay rights 100%. but not illegals. sorry.

    Posted by: Joshua | Aug 30, 2012 6:29:32 AM


  11. Guess Babeu gets the last laugh. His Mexican boyfriend always rubbed me as calculating. Setting him up for a fail just because he's against the invasion of illegals in our country. It also made the gay community look bad with the ex boyfriend throwing this man under the bus.

    Posted by: Truth2VA | Aug 30, 2012 6:30:41 AM


  12. If he's for gay rights then I see no point in him being labeled a bad guy.

    Posted by: Geo | Aug 30, 2012 6:33:08 AM


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